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What to Eat for Breakfast to Shed Pounds

Was one of your New Year’s Resolutions to drop a few pounds? If so, then you need to know that you can use your breakfast as a tool to lose…

Was one of your New Year’s Resolutions to drop a few pounds? If so, then you need to know that you can use your breakfast as a tool to lose weight! Here is the perfect breakfast equation to help you start seeing results.

  1. Calories: Aim to consume about 300-350 calories at breakfast.
  2. Carbs: Your breakfast should be 45-50% carbs. Skip sugary foods or foods with enriched white flour, and choose whole grains, fruits, and veggies.DSC_4737
  3. Protein: 15-20% of your breakfast calorie intake should be protein. Getting protein at breakfast is key to keeping you satisfied throughout the morning. Eggs, dairy products, soy milk, protein powder in smoothies, and nuts and seeds are great sources of protein.
  4. Fats: Your breakfast should be about 10-15 grams of fat. This doesn’t mean bacon or cheese, it means nuts and seeds, avocado, and nut butter like peanut or almond butter!
  5. Fiber: ¼ of your daily fiber intake should be in the morning. Berries, apples, pears, greens, and other veggies, nuts and whole grains can help you get to your goals.
  6. Sugars: Use sweeteners like maple syrup, agave and honey in your breakfasts to avoid overdoing the sugar. Also, if you are eating fruits in the morning, they have natural sugars in them.

Isn’t it cool that one way to lose weight is to actually eat? We just have to be smart about what we fuel our body with.

XOXO, Chels

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Yummy Oatmeal Breakfast Protein Bars

Mornings are rough. Your alarm goes off, you switch from PJs to something decent, and then run out the door to work or school. Finding time for a nutritious and…

Mornings are rough. Your alarm goes off, you switch from PJs to something decent, and then run out the door to work or school. Finding time for a nutritious and tasty breakfast is doubtful. That is where this recipe comes in! Make these yummy oatmeal bars the night before and you will have a protein packed and delicious, quick breakfast.download

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 3 ounces vanilla protein powder
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 by 11 inch pan with non-stick spray. Mix almond butter, protein powder, and maple syrup in a small bowl with an electric mixer, then beat in the eggs. Stir in the rolled oats, baking soda, and coconut and mix well. Pour the mixture into the baking dish and firmly press it down into the pan with the back of a spoon. Bake the bars for 12 minutes or until the top gets slightly brown. Let them cool, then cut them into squares. Store them in an airtight container and grab one and go in the mornings!

Enjoy this yummy, filling, and easy breakfast!

XOXO, Chels

 

Recipe via: http://www.popsugar.com/fitness/Gluten-Free-Oatmeal-Protein-Bars-34281809

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Clean Eating Pink Breakfast Smoothie

If you follow me on Instagram, then you know I have started living a healthier life by exercising and eating better. I love to start my day with a healthy…

If you follow me on Instagram, then you know I have started living a healthier life by exercising and eating better. I love to start my day with a healthy breakfast smoothie to fuel my body the right way. I have had a ton of people comment on my Instagram photos and ask me to go into detail on what I am eating and what I am doing to exercise, so I thought I would share my favorite breakfast smoothie recipe!

Ingredients:smoothie

  • 1 cup strawberries (frozen or fresh)
  • 1 banana
  • ½ cup oats
  • 1 tsp. Raw honey
  • ½ cup peanut or almond butter
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • A handful of ice cubes

Blend all of these ingredients together, and you will have a delicious pink breakfast smoothie! If I am running late, I can always take this breakfast-to-go and still have the healthy fuel I need to get through the day. This smoothie I packed with protein and super tastey!

XOXO, Chels

 

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Pumpkin Pie For Breakfast!

Not gunna lie, I’ve already had a pumpkin spice latte…or two…and it isn’t even October yet. Let’s all stop pretending like we are going to wait until it is actually…

Not gunna lie, I’ve already had a pumpkin spice latte…or two…and it isn’t even October yet. Let’s all stop pretending like we are going to wait until it is actually fall to start enjoying pumpkin flavored everything. Let us also not forget that pumpkin pie can be enjoyed in breakfast form! Here is a yummy, easy, quick and healthy pumpkin pie chia pudding recipe for those of us who love to enjoy pumpkin pie, no matter the time of day.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup chia seedsoptimized-pumpkin-pie-chia-pudding-21
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

You will make this in 2 separate mason jars, so divide all of your ingredients in half.  Combine half of the chia seeds, pumpkin, milk, syrup, vanilla, and pumpkin spice in one of the jars, then repeat with the rest of the ingredients in the other jar. Close each jar tight and shake them well until everything is combined. Let them sit in the fridge for at least 2 hours but it is better if it is overnight. The pudding is ready to eat when you take it out of the fridge! You can even top it with whipped cream if you want.

Not only is this pudding yummy, it also has tons of fiber so it will keep you full and energized all morning. It is quick to make, and it is a great on-the-go breakfast when you know you are going to have a rushed morning.

XOXO, Chels

 

Recipe via: http://www.thewheatlesskitchen.com/pumpkin-pie-chia-pudding/

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Easy College Breakfast: Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oats

I have a feeling that in college, it is going to be tough for me to squeeze breakfast in. I am someone who loves to sleep in, and eating breakfast…

I have a feeling that in college, it is going to be tough for me to squeeze breakfast in. I am someone who loves to sleep in, and eating breakfast doesn’t always go hand in hand with sleeping until the last possible minute. So, I have been looking for yummy breakfast foods that I can grab and take with me on my way to class. Here is a recipe for super easy, delicious, healthy strawberry shortcake overnight oats!

Ingredients:Strawberry-Shortcake-Overnight-Oats

  • 12 strawberries, either fresh or frozen
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 5 cups milk
  • 5 cups greek or plain yogurt
  • 1 tbsp strawberry jam
  • ¼ tsp vanilla

 

Chop the strawberries up and place them in a bowl. Mix in your other ingredients, stir, and place them in the fridge overnight. When you wake up in the morning, toss the oats in a disposable cup or bowl and head out the door!  How easy was that?! This nutritious breakfast will keep you full and focused all through your morning classes.

 

Enjoy!

XOXO, Chels

 

Recipe via: http://www.myfussyeater.com/strawberry-shortcake-overnight-oats/

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Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

As summer (and college) approach, I am actively seeking easy breakfast ideas that take a very short time to prep and are way delicious. This recipe I am showing you…

As summer (and college) approach, I am actively seeking easy breakfast ideas that take a very short time to prep and are way delicious. This recipe I am showing you today knocks those two attributes out of the park! Here is a yummy, easy recipe for peanut butter overnight oats that is packed with protein and totally satisfying.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup unsweetened plain almond milk
  • ¾ tbsp. chia seedsOvernight-Oats
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter or almond butter
  • 1 tbsp maple sugar or your preferred sweetener
  • ½ cup rolled oats

In a small bowl or a mason jar, add the almond milk, peanut or almond butter, chia seeds, and sweetener. Stir to combine, then add the oats and stir a bit more. Cover the jar or bowl with plastic wrap or a lid and then store in the fridge for 6 hours or more (preferably overnight). The next day, open up the lid to your delicious oats and add toppings like sliced banana or strawberries to top it off.

Enjoy!

XOXO, Chels

Recipe via: http://minimalistbaker.com/peanut-butter-overnight-oats/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+MinimalistBaker+(Minimalist+Baker)

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Perfectly Delicious Protein Pancakes

As you well know, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and undoubtably the most skipped meal of the day. But, nonetheless, an important meal. Breakfast food is…

As you well know, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and undoubtably the most skipped meal of the day. But, nonetheless, an important meal. Breakfast food is some of the best food, too. Pancakes, waffles, eggs, bacon….mmmm…You know what would make breakfast even better? Protein. Protein keeps you full and focused, which gets you off to a good healthy start. Here is a recipe for protein pancakes that is super easy and is bound to start your day off in the sweetest way possible!

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup dry oatsprotein-pancakes-banana-oat
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

Whisk the liquid ingredients together, and then add in the oats and protein powder. Cook the pancakes on a heated skillet, about ¼ cup of pancake mixture for each pancake. This recipe should make about 4 pancakes.

Enjoy your delicious protein packed breakfast!

XOXO, Chels

Recipe via: http://fitfluential.com/2016/03/protein-pancakes-recipe/

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Chocolate Breakfast Shake

Chocolate? For BREAKFAST? Who ever heard of such a thing! There is a way to enjoy the rich taste of chocolate first thing in the morning…and don’t let the tofu…

Chocolate? For BREAKFAST? Who ever heard of such a thing! There is a way to enjoy the rich taste of chocolate first thing in the morning…and don’t let the tofu in it scare you away! You cannot even taste the tofu, yet it packs the smoothie with protein and will keep you full during the day. You can even mix in some coffee for a little extra pick-me-up!

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  • 1/3 of a 10 oz. block of firm tofu
  • 1 small sliced banana
  • 5 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup of milk, any kind
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 5 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of ice

 

In a blender, add all of the ingredients together. This is a quick, easy way to get some tasty protein in the morning! I cannot wait to try this tasty smoothie, tofu and all!

XOXO, Chels

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Greek Yogurt Pancakes

Right now, Greek yogurt is all the rage, and rightfully so! It is great for you. Want to give your breakfast a powerful protein punch that will keep you full…

Right now, Greek yogurt is all the rage, and rightfully so! It is great for you. Want to give your breakfast a powerful protein punch that will keep you full all morning long? Here is a healthy spin on everyone’s favorite breakfast indulgence…

 

Ingredients:

  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugarGreekYogurtPancakesDash-675x675
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¾ cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • ¾ cup milk

 

Preheat a pan or griddle to medium heat. Whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. In another bowl, mix oil, eggs, vanilla, and Greek yogurt. Add the dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir. Pour in the milk until all ingredients are combined. Grease griddle and pour ¼ – ⅓ cup batter onto the griddle. Allow them to cook for about 2 minutes or until edges begin to look “dry” and bubbles form in the batter. Use a thin spatula to flip the pancake over and allow to cook for a mother minute. Stack your finished pancakes on a plate and then cook the rest of the batter. Top pancakes with your favorite toppings like syrup, powdered sugar, honey, and fruit.

 

I love this healthy version of my favorite breakfast treat! Is this something YOU would try?

XOXO, Chels

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Mango Pancakes

Mango pancakes? This phrase combines two of my favorite foods in the world! Start off your day right by making these sweet treats for breakfast. Ingredients: 3 mangos 4 tbsp…

Mango pancakes? This phrase combines two of my favorite foods in the world! Start off your day right by making these sweet treats for breakfast.

Ingredients:

  • 3 mangosdownload (2)
  • 4 tbsp icing sugar
  • 300 ml thickened cream

For the pancakes:

  • 6 eggs
  • 4 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil

For the pancake batter, whisk the eggs and sugar together and then add the milk in. In a separate bowl, stir together the flour and salt and then whisk it into the egg and milk mixture gradually. Add in the vanilla and oil, then stir. Remove any lumps from the mixture and allow it to stand for 30 minutes at room temp. It will be watery. Make your pancakes in whatever pan you usually use, and then cover them with plastic wrap and store them in the fridge.

Whip the cream and the powdered sugar until it is firm. Peel the mangos, and then slice them thick. Spoon some cream onto the top of the pancakes and then top them with two slices of mango. Cover the mango with a bit more cream and then roll the pancake up. Let them chill in the fridge for a few minutes and then gobble them up!

Wow, my tummy is rumbling just typing this recipe! Do you think they sound yummy?

 

XOXO, Chels

 

 

 

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Thin Mint Breakfast Smoothie

What is your favorite Girl Scout cookie? If you say “All of them!” then you are a girl after my own heart! But, if I had to pick just one,…

What is your favorite Girl Scout cookie? If you say “All of them!” then you are a girl after my own heart! But, if I had to pick just one, it would be the Thin Mint. They are the perfect mix of chocolate and mint! Mmmm my mouth is watering just thinking about them! Do you want Thin Mints for breakfast? How can it be! Well, try this surprisingly low calorie, healthy breakfast smoothie on for size!Thin-Mint-Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint, tightly packed
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 cups ice

Blend all of the ingredients together until it is smooth, and then enjoy! The Greek yogurt is a protein-rich base, and the spinach gives you lots of nice Vitamin A! Thanks Julianne Hough for posting this delicious recipe on your website!

Total yum.

XOXO, Chels

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Blueberry Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie

Sometimes it can be tough to get a healthy breakfast in. You all know how important breakfast is, it has been drilled into our brains since 7th grade health class….

Sometimes it can be tough to get a healthy breakfast in. You all know how important breakfast is, it has been drilled into our brains since 7th grade health class. I find that I am always running around in the morning and barely have time to make a healthy breakfast that will keep me full and focused all throughout my morning. I have found that breakfast smoothies are my best bet when it comes to a fast and nutritional breakfast because all I have to do is throw a few ingredients in a blender, blend, and then toss it in a cup and go! Here is the recipe to my favorite breakfast smoothie, the blueberry oatmeal smoothie!

Ingredients:download

  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • ¾ cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 tsp honey (this is optional)
  • And if you are using fresh un-frozen blueberries, 4-5 ice cubes

If you REALLY want to be prepared, measure out the blueberries, banana, and oatmeal the night before and place them into a plastic Ziploc baggie. Put the baggie in the freezer to keep the fruit frozen and in the morning all you have to do is toss those ingredients into the blender and then add the other few ingredients! It is super easy to make this smoothie, just add all of the ingredients together into the blender and blend until they are all chopped up! This recipe makes about 2 servings of smoothie, so give the rest to your siblings or parents! Trust me, they will love you for it. J

Enjoy!

XOXO, Chels
 

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Best Breakfast Ever!

To me, having a yummy breakfast just sets the tone for a great day. Happy tummy, happy Chelsea! Today I am going to give you a quick, easy, low cal…

To me, having a yummy breakfast just sets the tone for a great day. Happy tummy, happy Chelsea! Today I am going to give you a quick, easy, low cal breakfast option that will keep you full and focused throughout the day!

Breakfast

Ingredients:

-Fresh Mozzarella

-Tomatoes

– Avocados

-Olive oil

-Bread or English muffins

Cut your tomato into slices. Set out a cookie sheet and line it with olive oil. Then, lay your tomato slices out on the cookie sheet and slice up your mozzarella. Lay a slice of mozzarella on top of each tomato slice. After that, lay a slice of avocado on top of each. Then sprinkle all of them with pepper and salt. Stick them in the oven for a few minutes until the cheese is melted. Then take your bread or English muffin and put one of the tomatoes on it. Sounds like an amazing breakfast to me!

XOXO, Chels

 

 

 

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